Jul 4, 2011 4:30am EDT
of july. happy 255th. that's if i'm doing my math right. >> freedom from great britain, that a lot of people don't know. >> you're right. that's stunning. reputation on back on the day. >> let's go to weather before we really get in trouble. talking about temperatures in the 70s. 81 by 9:00. 89 by noon. code orange alert day. unhealthy for sensitive groups. any respiratory ailments, young and old, limit your outside time. yes, a thunderstorm symbol. we could see a few more thunderstorms this afternoon. potentially a couple of strong ones. big ones yesterday moving away. overnight a few showers out of west virginia. they have pretty much fizzled. 60s in new york state. pennsylvania, in the 70s. 80 in raleigh. warm across the eastern u.s., even into places like des moines and chicago and the great lakes. they are still in the 60s. check it out. holding below the 90-degree mark around the bay. most of us 90 to 91 and 92. kris is checking out the roads. >> reporter: 395 northbound into the district, no problems. construction on the 14th street bridge taking over the center street lane.
Jul 5, 2011 4:30am EDT
was unveiled in london. british foreign secretary william hague called him one of the truest friends britain has ever had. >> what would the 4th of july be without the nathan's hot dog eating contest on coney island. >> there were two champions left standing. as randall pinkston reports, one of them barely weighs 100 pounds. >> it is a 4th of july tradition. who can eat the most hot dogs and buns in ten minutes at the annual nathan's hot dog eating contest. >> it is joey chester. ajoey chestnut downed 62 hot dogs, chewing his way to the top for the fifth time in a row. for the first time ever, nathan's held a separate mens and women's event. 100 pound sonya thomas sucked down 40 hot dogs to win the inaugural women's competition. thomas is known in the competitive eating world as the black widow. she took part in the contest when it was co-ed. she supports the separation. >> one of the greatest all-time hot dog eating champions here on coney island did not compete this year. he has a contract dispute but some spectators suspect something else was keeping him away. >> i think he's afraid to lo
Jul 26, 2011 4:30am EDT
in britain. no word yet on who's performing. organizers say tickets will go on sale next month. germane and randy jackson oppose the show because it will be held during the trial of the doctor charged in their brother's death. >>> the broadway musical hair ended with kisses last night. three couples with ties to broadway took the stage and exchanged wedding vows. the cast of "hair" campaigned hard for same-sex marriage and celebrated the new york law that just went into effect. >>> grammy winner amy winehouse will be laid to rest today. fans created a memorial outside her london apartment after her death on saturday. >> more tests will be done to determine what killed the troubled singer. an addiction to drugs and alcohol derailed her aspiring music career. she was 27 years old. >> winehouse's death bears similarities to several other well-known artists over the last 40 years or so. >> with the british media following their every move, amy winehouse's grieving parents slowly made their way around the gates of winehouse's london hope stopping to read the many cards that have been left h
Jul 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
in britain because of it. according to the advertising standards authority, the ads are misleading, lindsey mastis has more. >> from "playboy" to "people" magazine, they retouch everything. >> reporter: why would she need to be digitally enhanced? even when he makes a model look perfect with makeup, the picture has to be enhanced. >> sometimes lighting effects don't work as well. sometimes moving a shadow. >> reporter: professional photographer chuck says the same thing. >> it's not shocking. i'm not shocked by this at all. >> reporter: these ads are for makeup but the enhancements happened on the computer. and it's easier than you might think. take my picture for example. chuck is working with a $29 program to make me look as good as julia roberts. >> everybody no matter how beautiful they are can always use a little enhancing in a picture. all right. >> reporter: chuck says his clients have come to expect it even paige cardwell. >> when you know there's wrinkles and lines in places and then they go away, it takes years off and that's nice. but at the same time you didn't change anything a